How to Choose a Freight Carrier

Find a match for your needs—and your freight

When you get quotes from multiple carriers how do you know which one to choose? The answer all depends on your freight, your timeline, and your budget. Discover what the difference is between different carrier types:

  • Economy
  • Middle tier
  • Premium

Know that whatever carrier you choose, our expansive network can deliver quality, reliable service.

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With Freightquote by C.H. Robinson you get quotes from multiple carriers. How do you choose the best fit? By default, carriers are sorted by best match. You can also adjust by price or delivery time.

Economy carriers have lower rates in exchange for longer transit time. They make more stops along the route, picking up additional freight to cover costs. Keeping costs low? Choose an economy carrier.

Premium carriers come with a higher price tag because they use more direct routes or expedited service. Need to deliver fast? Choose a premium carrier.

And if you’re looking to find a balance between price and delivery time, choose a middle-tier carrier. No matter which carrier you choose, with Freightquote’s expansive network of proven contract carriers, you’ll get the quality service and competitive rates you deserve.

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